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next few days. weather channel meteorologist mike seidel is in oklahoma city this evening. >> reporter: on this christmas night, a massive storm is causing travel headaches for millions producing and dumping snow as far south as texas late this afternoon and still putting down rare christmas tornadoes in the deep south. look at this rain and wind. this is storm chaser video near mcneal, mississippi, where a tornado reportedly touched down this afternoon. there are reports of injuries and damage. and there is a rare christmas snowfall hitting dallas. it's bad news on the roads, signs warning of icy conditions. at least three reported tornadoes touched down across texas today causing lots of damage and leaving thousands without power. thunderstorm winds toppled this tree onto a pick-up truck in the houston area, killing the driver. no fatalities but plenty of clean-up this morning in oklahoma city following this massive pile-up. 21 cars and tractor-trailers crashed, slipping on roads coated with freezing rain. not just wind and ice, but snow is pounding parts of the west. in northern cal
the experts who are always out in the middle of these storms. weather channel meteorologist mike seidel is just outside buffalo, new york. good evening to you, mike. >> hey, natalie. in buffalo, they're known for the snow. they average 8 feet of snowfall a season. but so far this year, they've only had 6 1/2 inches, leaving many to wonder, where's the white? that's all changing this evening. a major snowstorm has dumped over a foot of snow across parts of the midwest. indiana got hit hard. high winds adding to the misery there. >> it's a lot better with the four-wheel drive, but yeah, it's definitely a doozy out there. >> and there's lots of snow in little rock, too. folks there had the snowiest christmas ever, with 9 inches. and it's making getting anywhere almost impossible. ice is coating windshields, branches and power lines. thousands are waiting for their electricity to come back on. >> we're going to make the best of it. we're trying to find some place with power where we can get a cup of coffee and hot cocoa. >> all of this is making for a post christmas travel nightmare.
in war, but also at home, every day of their lives. nbc's mike taibbi has the story of two veterans who are passing along some hard-won lessons to a new generation, and making a difference. >> reporter: at first blush, it wasn't much of a parade. a couple of hundred yards, a crowd of just a few hundred people along the way. and two old soldiers, the honored guest. >> we are proud of you! >> reporter: but perhaps no one deserves a parade more. major general pat brady and lieutenant colonel bruce crandall are recipients of the congressional medal of honor, the nation's highest salute. for both men, both helicopter evac pilots, vietnam was their war. brady saving more than 60 wounded in one day of pure hell in 1968. and crandall, three years earlier, braving enemy fire on 22 straight missions, the story celebrated in the hollywood film, "we were soldiers." >> medevac command of the seventh cavalry, are you inbound? >> reporter: but today the men are on a new mission as part of the congressional medal of honor foundation's character development program, has now touched down in 44 states
traveling between christmas and new year's. the weather channel's mike seidel was in harrisburg this afternoon. >> reporter: for many in pennsylvania this is the third time they had to shovel snow this week, some picking up another 4 to 6 inches. over in philadelphia everyone for the first time in the season got a coating of white. >> reporter: as the storm continues to move north, the heaviest snowfall about 6 to 12 inches is expected to reach boston, cape cod, and providence, rhode island later this evening. and, kate, this storm did cut a wide swath through the country dumping rain and snow as it worked its way here into the northeast. now on average, we did see about an inch of snow in oklahoma and arkansas, about 6 inches in southern illinois, much of indiana. the heavier amounts are expected to happen tonight into new england. that's about 6 to 10 inches. the storm is moving fast. it's on its way to southern new england tonight. so if you're living near boston or to its east, do want to get your shovels ready. it will reach its peek near boston and cape cod and then fizzle out
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